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Labour Law in an Era of GlobalizationTransformative Practices and Possibilities$
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Joanne Conaghan, Richard Michael Fischl, and Karl Klare

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.001.0001

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The Horizons of Transformative Labour and Employment Law

The Horizons of Transformative Labour and Employment Law

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 The Horizons of Transformative Labour and Employment Law
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Labour Law in an Era of Globalization
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Karl Klare

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.003.0002

This chapter sets the scene in which the principal ‘dramas’ of the book are played out. It recounts the erosion or collapse of the old certainties in labour law. It points to the accelerating gap between labour law's seminal ideas and institutional achievements, on the one hand, and unfolding political, legal, social, and economic developments on the other. Focusing on labour law's capacity in these new circumstances to accomplish projects of egalitarian redistribution, the chapter calls for a reinvention of the discipline so that it can contribute effectively to social transformation in the 21st century.

Keywords:   egalitarian redistribution, labour law, globalization, employment, social contribution

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